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Old 03-06-2009, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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BUILDING A NEW RIG JUST WANTED THOUGHTS OR IDEAS. ALREADY HAVE TWO 22INCH SAMSUNGS TO HOOK THE TOWER UP TO JUST GOT MONEY BACK FROM TAXES FIGURED THIS WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO SPEND IT. . .


COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


$199.99



COOLER MASTER RA-1000-SWN1-GP Transparent Acrylic Side Window Panel

$29.99




EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

$269.99




CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


Instant $109.99




Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920


$288.99


CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1333C9


-$20.00 Instant $239.99



2 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


$209.98



2 LG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30


$51.98




ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler



-$10.00 Instant $54.99




ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700


$4.99




2 Antec 77095 120mm Blue LED Case Fan


$29.98



2 AeroCool Streamliner-Silver 140mm Blue LED Case Fan


$25.98



EVGA 512-P3-N879-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


$164.99

Subtotal: $1700
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Default Re: New Computer Build (thoughts)?

- Ram is a waste to me... 6GB (I would think) should be more then enough to handle what you need. (but since you have 8GB now, I guess you use all of it?)

- Personally I would forget the 9800GTX, and go with the GTX 280 or better.

- I would also go with a smaller, single drive for the OS and apps, then keep a 1TB for media and such. It would be easier to handle CHKDSK, Defrag, etc... with a smaller drive on the fly, than that big monster.
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Yeah the ram is overkill still and I have a wd 300 gig raptor for the os hdd. the tb hdds are for media storage mostley. . .
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Yeah the ram is overkill still and I have a wd 300 gig raptor for the os hdd. the tb hdds are for media storage mostley. . .
may be a stupid question, but why 2 dvd burners?
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There is no need for 12Gb of ram, you could settle for something like this instead:
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

This is a better cooler for the i7:
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7361 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

I'd spend a little extra on the video card and get either a GTX 260 core 216, which can overclock to 280 speeds, or go for a GTX 285.
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This HD 4870 512mb is cheaper and significantly faster than the 9800GTX+

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Or if you are willing to spend a little more the 1gb version is faster than the 512mb one and the GTX 260 Core 216.

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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If this is a gaming computer the i7s power will really be wasted if you only use a 9800GTX+. As stated go either a HD4870 1GB, or GTX285 if you have more cash.
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